Contributed paper list

   (Monday 14th, 16:15-17:45)   In session C4B

The wonderful lamp of Aladdin? Project work in engineering courses


Maria Manuel da Silva Nascimento, José Alexandre dos Santos Vaz Martins, Assumpta Estrada


Maria Manuel da Silva Nascimento (Portugal)


In the first semester of the 2012/2013 academic year we approached teaching and learning statistics using project work. Here we will present and discuss the proposal made to the students in the Probability and Statistics course for different engineering degrees – Civil, Energy and Mechanics Engineering from a Portuguese university. In the first cycle a survey from a Master’s thesis in civil engineering was the basis of a hands-on project work developed by second year students in their courses. We examined the results of the project work written reports based on the approach of Pimenta (2006) and Nascimento and Martins (2008) and related it to the Dublin Descriptors of the Bologna Process for the Higher Education in Europe.